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Our Genealogical Helper for Ohatchee ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ohatchee (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ohatchee. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Ohatchee ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ohatchee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ohatchee, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ohatchee.

Cemeteries Near Ohatchee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ohatchee.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ohatchee covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Ten Island Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ohatchee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Green Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Heald Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gladden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Mt. Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Box Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  S Creswell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alexandria Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crystal Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Wester Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anniston Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pattons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lloyds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Halls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Seven Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethany Cemetery [Map]      


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Ohatchee had a population of 1,146 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ohatchee, with the one closest to Ohatchee listed first.

Francis   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ohatchee
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ohatchee
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ohatchee
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ohatchee
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrisville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ohatchee
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ohatchee
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ohatchee
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Markton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Ohatchee
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ragland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ohatchee
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,682 people in 2015)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ohatchee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ohatchee in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ohatchee is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Below are the counties that are near Ohatchee. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ohatchee:

  DirectionDistance
Calhoun     (The home county for Ohatchee)
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Cherokee
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
DeKalb
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Randolph
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Talladega
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ohatchee, see our County-by-County Page for Ohatchee.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ohatchee:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Calhoun County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
 
Also see ...
      Georgia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ohatchee ...

While our initial data for Ohatchee came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ohatchee in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ohatchee.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Ohatchee:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Ohatchee in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Ohatchee for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ohatchee.
      See our Misc Page for Ohatchee for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ohatchee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Ohatchee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ohatchee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ohatchee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ohatchee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ohatchee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7893, Longitude: -86.0281     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ohatchee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ohatchee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ohatchee.



 
 
 

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